Meybod is a historical city in Yazd province. It’s 50km. west of Yazd city.
It is an ancient city that goes back to the pre-Islamic era and, hence, is the home to many ancient points of interests. The Historical City of Maybod is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
It was the capital of Iran during the Mozaffarid period. Mozaffari kingdom originated from Meybod where the first king was born. One of the oldest castles in Iran is Narin Castle in Meybod, which dates back to the Sasanid era. Chaparkhaneh and Karvansaraye Abbasi are some other examples of historical buildings from the Safavid era.
Many important major poets, Sufis, clergymen and politicians came from Meybod. Meybodi, the author of “Kashf-ol-Asrar”, Grand Ayatollah Haeri, Hossein Makki and many others lived in Meybod, to name a few.
Unfortunately, some of its historical points were demolished by local authorities who did not understand the archaeological values. Yet, it hosts many tourists from every corner of the world every day